Mali conditions deteriorating - Red Cross

2012-10-16 20:20

Fighting, flooding and soaring food prices have worsened the humanitarian situation in northern Mali, where 420 000 people have begun to receive vital aid.

$3.9bn to prevent East Africa famines

2012-04-06 12:01

International donors say they won't allow a repeat of last year's Horn of Africa famine and are gearing up to spend billions of dollars on programs to help communities withstand cyclical droughts.

W Africa faces hunger crisis

2012-02-19 09:54

Top United Nations officials say 10 million people need help amid a food crisis in West Africa's Sahel region.

Food crisis in Mauritania amid drought

2012-02-10 11:28

A food crisis in Mauritania as a result of drought is expected to be three times worse than in 2010, when the Sahel was crippled by food shortages, WFP says.

Erratic rains threaten food output

2011-11-24 17:45

Rainfall patterns in southern Africa are becoming erratic as climate change takes its toll, threatening long-term production of staple and cash crops in the region.

250 000 face starvation in Somalia

2011-11-18 16:30

Hunger and drought is receding in Somalia, but 250 000 people remain on the verge of "imminent starvation", the UN says in a new assessment.


Niger villagers try to overcome famine

2012-06-15 20:16

In Niger, one of the poorest countries of the world, famine is a constant threat, but programmes have been developed that are changing people's lives.

1.5m kids face Sahel hunger disaster

2012-03-16 22:11

Up to 1.5 million children under 5 living in Africa’s Sahel region risk severe malnutrition if famine warnings are ignored, the UN says.

UN aid chiefs call for $725m in Sahel

2012-02-15 22:33

United Nations and European Union aid chiefs have called for "urgent" assistance for West Africa's drought-hit Sahel region, saying it needed $725m this year.

Slow response to Africa famine 'cost lives'

2012-01-18 11:24

Thousands of people in East Africa died needlessly because the international community failed to respond to early warnings of famine, Oxfam and Save the Children say.

Somali famine victims afraid to return home

2011-11-23 11:06

Four months after the UN declared famine in much of Somalia, some regions are beginning a slow recovery from the disaster, but many Somalis are afraid to return home.

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